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RuthAnn Purchase
Works at Welakamike Worm Farm & Ghost Writers Anonymous
Attends Springfield College
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HEY! Did you know April is poetry months?
VOTE for On Being at the Webby Awards!
  
"Give your approval to all you cannot
understand. Praise ignorance, for what man
has not encountered he has not destroyed.
Ask the questions that have no answers.
Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias."

I LOVE WENDELL BERRY & KRYSTA TIPPET!
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Any Comments?  Time for practical steps toward living together well, not the status quo endless debates, distracting us from the toxic issues at hand.  
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Many days have past, since we last spoke . . . you energetic soul!   The stars are listening still  . . . Your call & response with them reverberates long  XOXOX
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I'm flying into Philly Tues. if u want to connect. 16- 19 I'm in NYC. Then I'm pretty flexible for a while. 
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Constitutional amendment for campaign finance reform passes first hurdle in Delaware state senate!  BRAVO!  (WDEL) Great Start, Delaware!  Boast about this everywhere!  Keep this dialogue going in all your circles ~ keep it focused on restoring the principles of Democracy.  Find encouragement here: https://movetoamend.org/toolkit/developing-movement-strength-through-diversity
“Let me give you a word on the philosophy of reform. The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. The conflict has been exciting, agitating, all absorbing, and for the time being putting all other ...
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Simon publishes! And what a Great topic: FOOD! 
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Wonder with me tomorrow!
On March 20, 2015, three extraordinary celestial events converge: the March equinox, a total solar eclipse, and a New Moon which is also a Super Moon. We invite you to connect to these cosmic energies as you renew your commitments to yourself.
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THIS WAS AMAZING, PEOPLE!  AMAZING!  Go for it!
 
These are what Game Changers look like! Join them by applying for our next Game Changer Intensive online course which starts March 17th: http://bit.ly/1zW6RtO
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My response to the White House video on this topic posted April 10th:
 
IF all people are equal under the rule of law and 
IF all laws apply to all citizens of this nation and all residents living on this land, 
Surely questions of gender fluidity, by not being excluded, have already been addressed in the Bill of Rights. 

In the bigger picture, although some governments are slow to adopt United Nations declarations and often modify declarations when "adopting" them, a growing majority people in the US have not only adopted, but are implementing the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child, the Rights of Indigenous People, and the Rights of the Earth, called the Earth Charter. 

Upholding these three not only eliminates needless debates, restores honor for all, and allows energy to be focused on urgent issues, on top of all that, applying the tried and true principles outlined in these declarations, restores the common people's trust in the purist version of the "American Dream," far too many have given up on at home and abroad.  

Fact: the rights of the gender fluid are no different than any other's.

How thoroughly has society embraced that fact is not addressed in this video, nor is there a call to any practical plan of action.  It does seem as though the video was created for the few, the stuck, the oppressed who "mimic the power structure of their oppressors," as Paolo Frerre suggests.

Western society has changed; the majority of Americans have accepted this reality, yet this video message is focused as though most still need convincing.  In reality what our society needs are practical steps to implement that change, in schools, in neighborhood centers, in how we speak.  Institutional standards have changed, school are implementing acceptance of gender fluidity, but best practices are not publicized. Fluidity in gender-less speech is awkward.  Let's get practical.  Let's talk shop not theory.
   
If I may hold the attention of the creators and editors of this video messaging style a bit further, I would like to make a few points regarding terminology and the struggle of public relations in an era of paid lobbyists versed in euphemisms. My process while watching this video may enlighten future public communications.  

Limited interaction on this and other constitutionally redundant loops, leaves me unfamiliar with the term "conversion therapy."  From a totally curious perspective, I first guessed the title might refer to brain washing methods posed as scientific methods invoked by religious zealots to convert lambs to their varied causes.  Any controversy about such a ban or new terminology, I want to keep up with.  So I chose this title.

The first voice spoke a different message and I, with furrowed brow, returned to blank slate state.  Feeling a bit of hope at second thought, I gathered that the term refers to literal sexual conversions; my wheels were turning now closer to the intended direction.  I listened, expecting this to be a government ban on using tax dollars for any and all sexual change surgeries or sex therapy medications for any reason other than life and death circumstances.  Relieved that the White House acknowledges hard earned and grudgingly given tax dollars should not be used for imbuing self-declared "privileged" with the "right" to cosmetic or pharmaceutical-ly induced changes that ease transitions between the appearances of gender rigidity.

I will also say at this point I held at bay all irritation with the reality that many international corporations will be allowed to continue making enormous amounts of money from suffering of all kinds usually without paying their due share of taxes, and caring about the consequential ends society often has to endure when there are complications of such reversals.  Still I allowed myself to settle into am overall celebration of the listening sort.  At east this dialogue is happening.

All these mental gymnastics occurred just seconds into the film.  Hopefully that says something about public education and the use of euphemisms, trendy as they are. Struggling further with clashing assumptions, gradually dawning as the film did not progress, only addressing emotional abuse and social pressure, not law or government responsibilities.    

Now Goggling the term "conversion therapy" while listening more intently, I flashed back to my parents own stories of brain washing into a cult-ish societies of the right handed, gender rigid dominance of "Judeo-Christian" state enforced deceptions.  Disheartened to be meditating on such antiquated horrors still inflicted and funded, even promoted through half heart-ed dialogue at this level of governance, I was simultaneously shocked at the limited focus of this video's message and again confused.  

In general I am in awe with great appreciate at a sense of inclusion into White House conversations, live chats, town hall meetings and other webinar style developments of more democratic processes, normalized in the Obama era.  Still at times I wonder if our responses are taken seriously.  Are they considered by constitutional law experts, linguistics and cultural ethicists and leaders of public dialogue . . . or are they only read by social media experts, marketing strategist, psychoanalytical pollsters specializing in subconscious emotional triggers, and, of course, by a few like-minded geeky citizens. None the less, I choose to do my part as I am able.

Trusting that this process has some potential, I would like to propose developing and publicizing methodology for messaging with respect to the urgency and integrity appropriate to this season of history.  Such methodology will apply to all "hot" topics, still debated in limited, but toxic circles where rights are not yet balanced with the government's nor a citizen's responsibility to protect. Such methodology will set an example of excellence in terminology, in constitutional awareness, and in ethics, as we, as a society, lean together into accuracy with intentionality.  I request that funds not be used wasting time or pampering egos.  We as a species are in too much danger.  We must learn to live together well quickly.

I leave this discussion with gratitude toward any who have read this far, especially to those who read with honor for what Friends refer to as "plain speech," and I leave you all with a quote from Henry David Thoreau.  But I leave this discussion emphasizing my a request for thrift and urgency in all messaging.  I consider it frivolousness to avoid calling this what it is, wasteful to avoid naming the unconstitutionality of what is no longer acceptable, and obviously unnecessary to keep listeners "in the loop" of yet another constitutionally un-debatable issue under the pretense of decorum or diplomacy.  Surgery is painful, but persecution is as cancerous, as self-designation is lawful.  We are what we have become.  And most have no doubt we have changed, therefore we need not "cut to the chase" in a helter-skelter way, but an intentional way.  
As change is upon us, intentionality is our modus vivendi. 

Effective messaging begins with what is, referring to, but not wallowing in what was. It does not delay integrity nor prolong suffering.  State our living realities; be bold about their efficacy.  Waste not, want not as the old timer's would say, for time is a tickin'.  
 
"For every thousand hacking at the leaves of injustice, 
there is only one striking a the root."  H.D. Thoreau   

Be the One.
With me,
~RuthAnn  Purchase
Ghost Writer, Civil Rights Advocate & Mother of Many
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April 25th LANGHORN PA Awakening the Dreamer Symposium!  Check out the activities map on TPA site below & SPREAD THE WORD!
Building critical mass to bring forth a sustainable, just and thriving world - starting with you!
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TODAY IS THE INT'L DAY OF THE FOREST!
Celebrate by joining this group: Save Beaver Valley! 
(gripping 1 minute video explains why forests are so important) 

http://www.fao.org/zhc/detail-events/en/c/280085/
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Slowing down ~ watching a re-run of live streaming video of what we are experiencing as we WELCOME SPRING!   
[Timing Details] On Friday, 20 March, the Moon will completely cover the Sun, creating a celestial wonder that only a small part of the world will get to witness. A total solar eclipse for 2015 will occur on 20 March. The tot...
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BRIDGETON TOWN MEETING TONIGHT!
HOLD US ALL IN THE LIGHT
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  • Springfield College
    Advocacy, present
    School of Human Services
  • Springfield College
    present
    School of Human Services
  • Colegio Aleman Santa Cruz, Bolivia
    Spanish & German
  • Wellsboro Sr High School
  • Messiah College
    Communications
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics
    Cross Cultural Preparation Training
  • RELC Singapore
    Linguistics
  • Eastern Mennonite U
    Conflict Transformation
    Trauma Transformation
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A conflict analyst turned linguist, turned ghost writer & red wiggler worm farmer, RuthAnn is patron of the arts & nature who sings us into her garden in the Lenape Language.  Ehakihesak natasuala!
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BEAUTIFUL day on the deck! Nothing better.
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reviewed 6 months ago
A hidden gem, great people, good, home cooked food. It is a sit down diner with outdoor seating, too. Great place to enjoy a dock side morning all year long.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Lovely people & place with a great view of the Amistad as she set sail for Portland with Simon James on board!
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
His photos have always mesmerizes, but having him in the same issue of Outdoor Delaware magazine about Delaware's First Environmentalists, makes me want a poetry book with his photography of the original people! What do you think Kevin? Envisioning the world through Kevin's eyes restores my sense of well being. Thank you, Kevin
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Beautiful view from Teddy's Place diner just south of the camp meeting! Great food and nice people, too ;-) (you DO have to be ready for the turn very close to the Welcome to PA or Welcome to DE sign on 202 at Hatfield Seafood PS it's a four star restaurant in every way except price :-) The prices are SUPER reasonable!
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I had a flat tire while dropping my son off as an intern for the Sun Moon Farm CSA on Thomas Road in Rindge. The whole staff was kind and helpful, they let me hang out until the right tire arrived from their supplier and even shared their fantastic, fresh, everything bagle! You guys are the BEST! Let me know when the picnic table is up by the pretty stone walk :-) ~RA from Delaware
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I LOVE this locally owned new and used book store! And I love the rare books hidden in the back on just the right topic for a special gift I have been looking for! And I LOVE the Espresso & Ice internet cafe' next door. Fantastic combo: Great Books & Great Eats! Come find me ;-) @AcornBooks
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